HailStrike's Impact Scale

Where are the best areas with hail damage near me?

Many users of HailStrike are aiming to answer this question. To answer this, one can use the HailStrike app to view the hail size, hail paths, population in an area, housing units in an area, and spotter reports. Our premium AniSwath hail map can also be viewed which will show you the intensity and duration of hail. However, it often takes a lot of time and training before you may be able to expertly leverage all 8 pieces of information to find the best areas to work. What if we had something to take all this data in some sort of storm scale that clearly indicated the likelihood that damaging hail fell in areas with things to be damaged?

Introducing the HailStrike Impact Scale

The scale extends from 0 to 5 with damage potential related to:

Rating Category Description
1 Potentially Damaging Potential damage to fruit, crops, vegetation.
2 Isolated Minor Damage Minor damage to vehicle bodywork and tiled roofs in an isolated area.
3 Isolated Damage Damage to tiled roofs in populated areas.
4 Widespread Damage Damage to tiled roofs and glass in several populated areas.
5 Widespread Destruction Severe damage to tiled roofs, grounded aircraft, and a risk of injury in several heavily populated areas.
The characteristic damage associated with each increment is listed in the table above, but you should keep in mind differences in building materials and types; e.g. whether roofing tiles are predominantly slate, shingle or concrete as well as the age of the roof.

This scale was partly based on the TORRO Hail Scale. We utilized NOAA's hail size as well.

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